Pacific Institute

Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.We work to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. We conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.

Our aim is to find real-world solutions to problems like water shortages, habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct research, publish reports, recommend solutions, and work with decision makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy. Since our founding in 1987, we`ve become known for independent, innovative thinking that cuts across traditional areas of study. Our interdisciplinary approach not only helps us make connections that others miss, it also enables us to bring opposing g

Company details

654 13th Street, Preservation Park , Oakland , CA 94612 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Research institute
Industry Type:
Environmental - Water Resources
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1987

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Vision

We envision a world where the basic needs of all people are met, where resources are managed sustainably and the natural world protected, and where conflicts over resources are resolved in a peaceful and democratic fashion.

Mission

The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. We conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.

Overview

Our aim is to find real-world solutions to problems like water shortages, habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct research, publish reports, recommend solutions, and work with decision makers, advocacy groups, and the public to change policy.

Since our founding inn 1987, we've become known for independent, innovative thinking that cuts across traditional areas of study. Our interdisciplinary approach not only helps us make connections that others miss, it also enables us to bring opposing groups together to forge effective real-world solutions.

Programs

The Pacific Institute currently has three main programs of research: Water, Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice, and Globalization. In addition, the Institute focuses on four initiatives: International Water and Communities, Water Use in Business, Climate Impacts and Adaptation, and Integrity of Science.

The Pacific Institute is dedicated to protecting our natural world, encouraging sustainable development, and improving global security. But we can't do this important work without help from people like you! What have we been up to? Our Online Update will keep you informed, while our 20th Anniversary Report provides a great overview of our work.

All donations are tax-deductible and we never sell or trade personal information. For added convenience, you now have the option of using your credit card to make a contribution online using Groundspring secure servers. Additionally, you may mail your check donations, made payable to the Pacific Institute, to our Oakland office.

A gift of $100 or more - by an individual or an institution - carries the designation of Institute Associate, and allows us to send you up to five self-published reports. Major donors are invited to contact us for more information.

Join today and help us keep our research accessible while we defend the public interest and work to create a more just, secure, and sustainable world.